I’m seeing so many wonderful things happening in my little town during this COVID-19 outbreak, I can’t help but be hopeful. Yes, the downtown is a bit of a ghost town (as it should be), but friends and strangers are reaching out in whatever ways they can to help support the businesses that are suffering, including my little bookstore.
I’m seeing teachers reaching out to students, helping them adjust to distance learning and trying to reassure them. Schools are sending lunches out to children in the community. Everyone in the education community is doing their best to help kids accept the “new normal” that might be with us for quite a while.
No, none of this is okay. But with a little faith, it will be, and you can find faith in unexpected places.
By Michelle Garren Flye
Faith grows in unexpected places
You find it in the darkest spaces
And on the homeliest faces
And sometimes in bright daylight
Even out in plain sight
Or in the laughter of pure delight
It can be found in the smile of a child
Or growing free in the wild
Or possibly among the papers you filed
Just watch and you’ll see
How easy it can be
You’ll find your faith eventually.